HC directs JNU not to take coercive step against Umar Khalid till tomorrow

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today directed the Jawaharlal Nehru University not to take any coercive steps till tomorrow against its student Umar Khalid, who was rusticated and slapped with a fine of Rs 20,000 in connection with a 2016 incident of alleged anti-India slogans being raised at an event. Justice Siddharth Mridul issued notice […]

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PCI event:Ex-DU lecturer Gilani moves fresh bail plea

SAR Gilani

New Delhi, Former-DU lecturer SAR Gilani, arrested under sedition charges in connection with a Press Club event here, today moved a fresh bail application before a Delhi court. The accused, arrested on February 16, filed his bail applications before the Patiala House Courts registry and his plea is likely to come up for hearing before […]

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Prosecution-defence arguments in Dec 16 gang-rape case

Following are the arguments of the prosecution and the defence on the quantum of sentence in the Dec 16 gang-rape case. The prosecution, arguing for granting the four accused the death sentence, said: –The case falls in the “rarest of rare” categories, and the accused “don’t carry any element of sympathy due to age”. –The […]

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Statistics on pending mercy pleas disturbing: SC

“Disturbing” is how the Supreme Court termed the statistics which showed that 17 mercy pleas filed between 1999 and 2011 remained pending for periods ranging from one year to 13 years. A bench of justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhaya also noted that the figures “give an impression” that the Centre and the […]

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PIL in Supreme Court for release of Afzal’s body

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the government for handing over Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s body to his family and for laying down guidelines on the issue of relatives’ claims over bodies of executed prisoners. The PIL also sought judicial interpretation of the right to claim bodies of […]

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Sequence being followed on mercy pleas, says Congress

The Congress Friday admitted that time was being taken to decide on mercy petitions of death row prisoners, but said it was a constitutional process which cannot be “leapfrogged”. Responding to queries about the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) demand for the rejection of the mercy petition of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, Congress spokesman Abhishek […]

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Governments get notice on Afzal Guru’s transfer plea

The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central and Delhi governments on a petition by Afzal Guru, on death row for his role in the 2001 parliament attack, seeking his transfer from Tihar Jail to a prison in Srinagar. The Supreme Court bench of Justices Aftab Alam and R.M. Lodha issued notice after the […]

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No petition from Afzal Guru in apex court

The Supreme court has not received any petition from Afzal Guru, who has been sentenced to death over the terrorist attack on the Indian parliament, court sources said today. The sources said the Supreme court registry had only got a letter from him in February 2010 pleading for an expeditious execution of his death sentence. […]

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